Photographs of Valencia

Valencia is a city that I almost regard as a home from home often visited by myself and family several times a year. Valencia provides a welcome tonic to Englands miserable winters. Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city, a wonderfully liveable city with thriving cultural, eating, and nightlife scenes. The city diverted its flood-prone river to the outskirts and converted the former riverbed into a glorious green ribbon of park winding right through the city. On it are the strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by local boy Santiago Calatrava. Other brilliant contemporary buildings grace the city, which also has great museums, a long stretch of beach and a large, characterful old quarter. In the old quarter, a medieval cathedral and Roman ruins can be visited.